Just in case you could not make the last meeting we will try to keep you in the loop with notes and pictures of events, demos and quilts made by our members that you might like to see.
The Legion is open and we are meeting. Sew Ins, snacks and demos are on again. Dona Ana County community centers and sewing classes have resumed. Contact Frances Campbell 575-649-7749, Lee Bea
tty 575-382-4535, or Denise Caffey 816-405-4086 for more information on the Outreach Program. They are looking for volunteers to keep this wonderful program alive.
SNM State Fair Las Colcheras Quilt Guild Report 2021
The Southern New Mexico State Fair was September 29 to October 3, 2021 at the Dona Ana Fairgrounds, Las Cruces, NM. Judging was done by Michael Siewert, co-owner of Thread Bear Quilt Shop.
We had 53 quilt entries. Two were designated display only. Las Colcheras Raffle Quilt was included. The prize winners were:
Best of Show – Libby Pruett, Las Cruces… pictured above
Best Appliqué – Rita Garibay, El Paso
Best hand Quilting, Virginia Kane Award – Karen Nemesh, Las Cruces
Best Piecing – Las Colcheras Quilt Guild
Best Machine Quilting, Stationary Machine – Linda Bingham, El Paso
Best machine Quilting, Track Mounted – Las Colcheras Quilt Guild
Best Art Quilt – Linda Bingham, El Paso
Best Use of Color – Libby Pruett, Las Cruces
Judge’s Choice – Libby Pruett, Las Cruces
Viewer’s Choice – Lee Beatty, Las Cruces
Best Small Quilt – no entries
Best of Lot 1, Quilting by Hand – Karen Nemesh, Las Cruces
Best of Lot 2, Stationary Mounted Machine Quilted Bed Quilts – Rachel Garibay, El Paso
Best of Lot 3, Track Mounted Machine Quilted Bed Quilts – Libby Pruett, Las Cruces
Best of Lot 4, Professionally Quilted Bed Quilts – Rachel Garibay, El Paso
Best of Lot 5, Group Quilts – Las Colcheras Quilt Guild
Best Of Lot 6, Miscellaneous – Rebecca Harris, Las Cruces
Best of Lot 7, Art Quilts – Linda Bingham, El Paso
Best of Lot 8, Wall Quilts – Linda Bingham, El Paso
Best of Lot 9, Baby & juvenile Quilts – Libby Pruett, Las Cruces
Best of Lot 10, Small Quilts – no entries
Best of Lot 11, Garments, Household & Decorative Items – Sharon Ogle, Las Cruces
Raffle Quilt Tickets sold – $1009.00
Raffle Quilt awards – $50.00
Las Colcheras donated 2 quilts for the Fair’s Auction – Horse Quilt sold for $1000.00, Card Trick Quilt sold for $1025.00.